Kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken ceramics with a lacquer resin made to look like solid gold, adds a new level of complexity to the vessels that it mends. An exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington features a Japanese tea bowl made of
Kintsugi (golden joinery) Japanese art of repairing damaged pottery w/ gold. Restores functionality to a broken vessel; also adds beauty & worth. Turns brokenness into the most valuable part of the piece.